Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dinner with the Cav Scouts

D~man with Christopher
Kyle and Christopher

We spent 8 hours on the road today and finally arrived at Ft. Knox around 2 pm. We had to be at the Leaders Club on base at 5 pm and the new Cavalry Scouts started coming in around 5:45. As each troop walked in they were greeted with a standing ovation, screaming and whistling from the crowd. It was a sight to see.
It was so good to see Christopher walk through that door. I picked him out immediately even with his BCG's on. He hates those glasses and can not wait for tomorrow when he will never have to wear them again.
It was funny to watch all of the Soldiers sitting around with their families, relaxed and enjoying their food but the second a Drill Sergent came into view they would sit straight up in their chair and freeze.
Christopher is excited to be heading to Ft. Drum tomorrow. He told me as we were leaving tonight: Mom, I will see you tomorrow and then I will get on an airplane and leave again. I didn't think it was funny but he did.
It was great to finally meet Andrea and Gaby and to see Matt and Chris together. I got a great picture of the two of them but I don't want to post it here until I get Matt's permission. I took each of the boys a goody bag full of candy and junk food and I thought their eyes were going to pop out of their heads when they saw all the chocolate. They passed up the dessert part of dinner and dug into the bags. LOL and Andrea has one for each of them tomorrow.
We also spent some time in the Calvary Scout store and I had a ball in there buying Army mom stuff. I can't wait to add the decals to my Xterra, and I bought a Proud Army Mom license plate cover. I doubt anyone will have a hard time figuring out that I have a Soldier.
We are going to run back in the morning before graduation and buy Chris a back pack to use as a carry on for the plane.
I promise to post more pictures in the next few days. We are spending an extra day here visiting with old friends that we haven't seen in several years and I have to make a stop at Archival scrapbook store while we are this close.
Have a great end of the week.

God Bless



Brittany said...

OHH This is so exciting! You should be so proud! :)

Thanks, Chris for your hard work!

Tami said...

Thanks Brittany it is exciting. I will pass your thanks onto Chris.


joyce said...

Congratulations Chris !!! This is fantastic news. Thank you for sharing. Yes, plaster your car with stuff---it is fun when people honk and point, and roll down their window and say, "thank your son for me!"

Does he have a phone card? And plenty of winter gear? Sorry, once a mom, always a mom.

I am so thrilled for you. Hang in there ! I hope he gets a long Christmas break.

Carla said...

I'm so proud of him!!! I knew you and him could do it!!! Granted Gaby wasn't very happy with you leaving for 3 days!!!!